The Houston Texans’ latest win drastically changes the top five of the 2022 NFL draft order.
Before their win over the Tennessee Titans, the Houston Texans sat with the second overall pick- one spot ahead of the lowly Detroit Lions. Now, that has completely changed- and the Texans’ next opponent is thanking them for it.
The New York Jets now occupy the second overall spot, according to Tankathon.com. Jacksonville is third, and Houston has now slid to fourth overall. As mentioned here on Toro Times, the quarterback position this year is less than desirable. So it’s not the worst thing in the world.
For those who want the team to tank and get a high draft pick, it’s not really worth doing. It’s also way too early to know who is going to be slated to be selected with the first overall pick. There’s also the fact that both New York teams will own four of the first seven draft picks.
The Houston Texans should just focus on winning as much as possible
At this point, a move back up closer to the top of the draft is unlikely. Barring some sort of trade, it’s not happening. All we know about Nick Caserio is his ability to deal late-round picks, and not anything that would instantly impact the organization.
The focus is to rid the franchise of the negativity that’s shrouded it since the AFC Divisional loss to the chiefs. Winning cures a lot of things, and the Deshaun Watson thing can be figured out in the offseason.
If there is anywhere the Texans should go with their first-round pick is to get the infrastructure of their team set. Whether that’s an offensive or defensive lineman, it’s all going to help. This team needs everything it can get. A decent-to-good offensive line can help develop raw talent like that of Dak Prescott and Josh Allen.
Let’s see if that strategy works in Houston.